How do you secure an air tank in a vehicles boot?

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  1. EatsShootsAndLeaves

    EatsShootsAndLeaves Fair-weather ninja

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    It would appear I may have gone a tad overboard with my solution.
    I’ve ordered a flight case, originally for motorsport and I’ll customise the interior.
    I’ll pop a couple of pictures up once it arrives...
     
  2. hmangphilly

    hmangphilly Floppy Quick Phil

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    Got this idea off Rob

    Infallible


    Fill your boot with so much clutter you have to wedge the air tank in .

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    Blimey
    Get me having a snipe ( shooting reference ....geddit ?). about people's clutter .
    Pot kettle ........
    Glass houses and all that

    Still .
    Any opportunity hey ?
     
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  3. Pete236

    Pete236 Little Member

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    This is my method, there is so much stuff crammed in my car that nothing can move - even if I rolled it, nothing would move!
    I always enjoyed playing Tetris and Jenga...
     
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  4. Andy B

    Andy B New Member

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    I found a child's seat is pretty good for securing the bottle. Cross the straps at the top and the bottle stays tight.

    It helps if you have a child (and child isn't travelling with you at the time). The bottle is also on the back seat but that's not a problem
     
  5. EatsShootsAndLeaves

    EatsShootsAndLeaves Fair-weather ninja

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    Ooh. Does that allow you to park in the big spaces at the supermarket?
    Obviously, asking for a friend...
     
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    alan waddington New Member

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    go on youtube and type in
    DIY Airgun Charging Tank Stand took me about 20 mins to make and its great
     
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  7. IanC

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    I secure it to the load points with a ratchet strap
     
  8. chrisc

    chrisc Lucky git

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    He he.....put a small woolly hat on top of the bottle, wrap it in a childs coat and away you go.
     
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  9. EatsShootsAndLeaves

    EatsShootsAndLeaves Fair-weather ninja

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    3D40086C-0AB9-47A5-AD68-57C46FAE1C9C.jpeg 5EFCB082-49D2-4A13-B182-0AC0669ED959.jpeg DE04D523-5345-44C7-A367-F4219E060F3F.jpeg F938C748-4EDC-4FD0-8DCE-E2F3E2A77C11.jpeg F128DD15-629B-4179-A464-A8550D0E396D.jpeg Here is the final solution.
    I bought a flight case, which was originally intended for motorsport suspension units, along with a box of off cuts of the high density foam they use to line the cases with.
    Overkill - probably. However it’s easy to carry and built like a tank (of the military variety) and doesn’t move wh3n I n the boot of the car...
     
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  10. Darron

    Darron Dwarf Slayer

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    Not much room for anything else though?
     
  11. miketowler

    miketowler Active Member

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    Better than the cylinder becoming a out of control torpedo in a accident?
     
  12. EatsShootsAndLeaves

    EatsShootsAndLeaves Fair-weather ninja

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    It’s a big boot.
    No problem getting a couple of rifles, mats and associated gubbins in there, with the flight case up against the back seats
     
  13. shaun elliott

    shaun elliott Active Member

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    I put mine in the foot well of the back seats doesn't move at all
     
  14. miketowler

    miketowler Active Member

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    I agree I put mine there but what happens when you have a accident?? Or the car rolls over, I don’t fancy heading a steel bottle, to that I’m just about to order a day bottle
     

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